Latest Species reintroduction News

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

Aug. 13, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn't see her take any of the fish. The operation that dropped eight salmon from a boat Sunday is part of an...

Bear cub burned in California wildfire gets 'fish-skin'

Aug. 10, 2018 6:59 AM EDT

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — A bear cub is recovering after receiving fish skin bandages to its paws that were burned in the California wildfires. A contractor found the yearling female lying in ash and unable to walk on Aug. 2. The bear was taken to the California Fish and Wildlife's lab in Rancho...

Video of abuse at pig farm also highlights common practices

Jul. 31, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Recently released undercover video showing pigs being kicked, hit and punched at a Kentucky supplier for the world's largest meat producer drew prompt condemnation from animal rights groups and the agricultural industry alike. However, the images sandwiched in between — adult pigs in...

5 sea turtles released after discovery in hotel trash can

Jul. 25, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Five rare baby sea turtles found in a hotel trash can in Georgia have been released into the Atlantic Ocean. The Savannah Morning News reports the loggerhead hatchlings were freed early Wednesday on the beach at Tybee Island. A hotel housekeeper on the island discovered six live...

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Duck legs and red wine in Carcassonne

Jul. 23, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — For the Tour de France riders having lost any hope of a good placing in Paris, or the legions of tourists not too obsessed with their diet following the peloton across France, the first stage entering the Pyrenees offers a vast array of culinary treats. The 218-kilometer...

2 rehabilitated sea turtles to join Tour de Turtles

Jul. 20, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Two rescued sea turtles were released in the Florida Keys Friday to join a "race" tracking their long-distance migration. "Little Money," a 365-pound (166-kilogram) mature female green turtle, and "Coco," a 215-pound (98-kilogram) male loggerhead, were returned to the Atlantic Ocean...

Louisiana's whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year

Jul. 13, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, La. (AP) — In a southwest Louisiana crawfish pond, two endangered whooping crane chicks peck about for crawfish, insects, plants and other food. They're only 2 months old, but they dwarf the full-grown great egrets nearby. Their tall white parents bugle alarm at an ATV and people...

Video shows woman snatching, bagging birds at US park

Jul. 12, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. park ranger confronted a woman seen snatching birds at a historic square in Philadelphia and placing them alive in plastic bags, and she claimed she released the birds after catching them. Videos posted to Instagram on Wednesday show the woman capturing what appear to be sparrows...

Video: Rescuers save 9 stranded dolphins off Cape Cod coast

Jul. 10, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — Several stranded dolphins have been rescued and released back into the ocean off Cape Cod. Nine dolphins were released into the ocean at Herring Cove Beach in Provincetown by the International Fund for Animal Welfare on Tuesday afternoon. The group says 12 Atlantic white-sided...

Bird rescue group releases 7 rehabilitated pelicans

Jun. 29, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP) — Seven young brown pelicans have been released into the wild in Northern California after spending weeks at an aviary recovering from malnutrition. Russ Curtis of International Bird Rescue says the birds noted for their large, pointy beaks were returned to a beach Friday in...